SOURCE: The New Yorker
"Jimi’s Woodstock anthem was both an expression of protest at the obscene violence of a wholly unnecessary war and an affirmation of aspects of the American experiment entirely worth fighting for."
SOURCE: The Washington Times
Those who argue the song is racist point to a rarely sung and little-known line in the third verse that says, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave/From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.”
by Mark Clague
"The Star-Spangled Banner" in no way glorifies or celebrates slavery.
SOURCE: The Baltimore Sun
by Marc Ferris
Perhaps it is time to revisit the long standing debate about replacing the song that Americans love to complain about.
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